Mormons outside of Utah feel a kinship, pride with Romney

When Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention Thursday night, he will do it as the first Mormon major-party presidential nominee, a moment that members of the faith from around the country say they are eager to see.

"That’s not the reason I’ve supported his policies, but it will be a breakthrough. It will be just like John Kennedy was" for Catholics when he was nominated, said Lynne Hansen, a delegate and Mormon from Hawaii. "It will be historic and very personally fulfilling and exciting."

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